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Studying herbs and wildflowers at a Wanderhotel
You know your Edelweiss, but how about your Breitblättriges Hornkraut? You can get a hands-on course in the healing power of nature, including such wildflowers, while staying at one of the Wanderhotels (hiking hotels) located throughout the mountainous Austrian provinces of Tyrol, Carinthia, and Salzburg. For instance, the aptly named Hotel Outside in East Tyrol’s Hohe Tauern National Park hosts a Wild Herb Week that surfaces ancient recipes using wildflowers and herbs for body treatments as well as cooking. And at the Hotel Alte Post in Salzburg province, you’ll have earned your Finnish sauna time after time collecting roots in the forest or herbs in blooming meadows. These rewarding experiences offer the chance to tune in to yourself both by spending restorative time outdoors and tending to your body with natural products.
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